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Law360 Quotes Partner Matt Lavin on “No Surprises Act”

January 18, 2021

Source: Law360

The No Surprises Act , which was signed into law Dec. 27 after being tucked into the year-end spending bill, protects patients from getting slapped with surprise bills after visits to the emergency room or their regular medical providers, leaving any payment disputes up to their plan and provider to resolve.

Napoli Shkolnik PLLC’s Matt Lavin, one of the attorneys representing the UBH patients in the California suit, said plan administrators often think they can get away with underpaying medical providers — causing those doctors to bill patients for the remainder of the treatment cost — because the providers and patients lack the resources to fight it.

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